How can we say "endure austerity" in both formal and informal situations?
For example, how can we say:
- "The people of Greece are currently enduring austerities."
- "If you have to endure such austerities to afford a house, you are probably not ready to buy a house." (In this case the meaning of "austerity" is probably less extreme than in the above example.)
- "The Buddha discovered that enduring austerity is not the path to enlightenment."